Trending in Summer: Drinkware


Promotional and custom branded drinkware and water bottles are in demand

Bottles, tumblers, mugs and more – drinkware is one of the year’s hottest products. While the category isn’t new to promo, demand has increased significantly in the last year. That means there’s a big opportunity to create brand awareness for your customers by adding their logos to popular styles.

Here are some key reasons for the drinkware trend, along with some recommendations:

1. People Carry Drinkware Everywhere

These days, everyone has a favorite drinkware piece. Whether it’s a water bottle for the workday or a tumbler that keeps their favorite drink cold all day, they rarely leave home without it. And when they’re carrying that drinkware piece everywhere they go, they’re also displaying your customers’ logos everywhere they go.

We recommend a drinkware style that can do it all. From iced tea to water and everything between, these tumblers have built-in straws, so they’re perfect for smooth sipping.

2. Big Events Are Back

In-person events are back in a major way. And with more tradeshows, golf outings and 5Ks on the calendar, people are buying bottles in large quantities for event attendees and sponsors. That’s a lot of potential eyes on your customer’s logo.

Stainless steel and aluminum bottles are extra popular for events, and we have a variety of styles in stock and ready to ship.

3. The Outdoors Are Extra Popular

Fun fact: 8.3 million people went camping for the first time in 2021. With so many new outdoor enthusiasts, there’s a big opportunity in drinkware gifts designed for enjoying a hot cocoa or cold beer around the fire.

Camp mugs are durable, on trend and super easy to clean.

4. Warmer Weather

Summer is officially here. And when the weather’s hot, people need to drink more water than usual to stay hydrated. Of course, they’ll want to keep it nice and cold.

Check out our most popular vacuum-insulated styles for staying cool and hydrated this summer.

5. Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bottles

People everywhere are ditching single-use plastics in favor of reusable water bottles to be more sustainable. And with refill stations popping up everywhere – parks, schools, workplaces, gyms and other public places – a good water bottle comes in handy just about anywhere.

Our selection has lots of variety, from insulated styles to bottles made with recycled materials. Check out the full collection!